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“Location great for antiqueing, but otherwise very ordinary place” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Comfort Inn of Lancaster County North

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Comfort Inn of Lancaster County North
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Denver Road, Exit 286, PA Turnpike, Denver, PA 17517 (Formerly Holiday Inn Lancaster County)   |  
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“Location great for antiqueing, but otherwise very ordinary place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Carpets in the public areas did not look clean. Lots of cosmetic work needed all over the ageing hotel. Bad smells in many public areas/hallways, like cigarette smoke stench. I was in a non smoking room, that smelled like lots of smokers had been in there. Easy parking, a 24 hour gas station/convenience store across the street is helpful to have. The room seemed clean, other than the bad smells, carpet in the room seemed fairly new. Very thin towels, really just acceptable at best. The pool is just surrounded by concrete, so not real glamorous at all.

I prefer eating in big chain restaurants rather than local diners, and you had to drive over 30 minutes to Lancaster for that. But I did go to a nearby diner and it was ok. Location is in the center of the big antique malls in the area, so very convenient for that. Just off Pennsylvania Turnpike, the Interstate, and some other important highways. Some of the staff were friendly, but others seemed a bit cold. The free breakfast was just acceptable at best. I suspect the scrambled eggs were powdered from a mix. The free wifi was very slow, and went out for short periods a few times. It was almost unusable. Also, no great cell phone signal in the area for my phone service. Nice big t.v. with HBO in the room was nice to have. No alcohol in the area on Sundays, due to "blue laws" in the area that go back hundreds of years.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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cilancasternorth, Director of Sales at Comfort Inn of Lancaster County North, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Thank you for your review.

We have been doing a lot of updating to our hotel in recent months. We installed all new carpet in all of the guest rooms, have new bedding, are in the process of installing new tub surrounds and vanities in the bathrooms as well as new curtains in the guest rooms.

Our bath towels are a Choice Hotel standard--you will find the same towels as every Comfort Inn across the country.

Our pool did not look to glamorous during your stay because it was not open to our guests. All of our furniture, planters and colorful umbrellas were in storage for the winter-- and we sure had a LONG winter here in PA! We were quite jealous of the folks out west during our sub-zero degree days! But, the pool opened this past weekend (Memorial Day Weekend), and I can assure you it looks very different that when you were here.

You definitely didnt need to drive over 30 minutes to a "big chain restaurant." We have an Appleby's less than 10 minutes away as well as an Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Longhorn Steakhouse, Outback Steakhouse, Texas Roadhouse, Buca Di Beppo and Smokey Bones less than 15 minutes away.

I am sorry you did not enjoy our breakfast. I can assure you our eggs are NOT powdered--they are in fact scrambled eggs. Our breakfast is usually what our guests tell us they enjoyed most about their say--it is quite extensive. Aside from the scrambled eggs we also have fresh bacon, waffles, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, danish, bagels, English muffins, danish, Quaker oatmeal ins several flavors, fruit, cereals and donuts. I am sorry you couldnt find something you liked.

I am not sure why you would have had a cell phone service problem. We may be in "Amish Country" I promise that cell phones are as widely used here as they are anywhere else in the country and a bad signal has never been an issue.

As for "no alcohol in the area on Sundays," this is just simply not true. OUR hotel bar is closed on Sundays, but there are plenty of places to have a drink. Zia Maria, Stoudts Brewery, Riviera, Kyma, and Johnny's Steakhouse are just a few within one mile of here. The Blue Laws that you mentioned have not been in effect here since 1979.

We may not be as glamorous as a Las Vegas hotel, but for quaint little Lancaster County we sure do our best to make our guest feel comfortable and welcome.

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  • Location
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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stayed in this Comfort Inn for two nights, and really enjoyed our stay! I can't say enough about how friendly the staff is, and how helpful. We had bought some food at the farmers market and they even helped us put ice in the cooler! The room was spacious, clean, and had a good sized refrigerator to keep our snacks and drinks in. The bed was comfortable, and had a choice of firm or soft pillows to your liking. The breakfast which is included was great....and as good, if not better than the more expensive chains' breakfast and included crispy bacon, scrambled eggs, waffle maker, and so much more! The minute someone got up to leave, they cleaned the table, and always were there making sure the food was stocked and fresh. A+ to the staff on both service and friendliness!! Would definitely stay again when in the area, close to all the area has to offer!!!!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

I dont think you could find a better Hotel in the area, or within 20 miles. The employees are unbelievably kind, friendly and hard-working. The breakfast buffet was massive, well-stocked & tables were being cleaned & sanitized immediately after they were used. Im kinda hoping we get skunked on a Hotel in West Chester tonight so that we can come back.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Once again nothing wrong with the Comfort as usual great spacious rooms, clean and warm with the usual courteous staff which we have come to expect from this hotel chain. However, we have a disabled member in our party and when we asked about getting a taxi to the local restaurant we were informed that the area doesn't have any! Rather odd and perhaps an opening for someone?

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We stayed here for only one night. Picked this hotel after reading other reviews on Tripadvisor. Front desk staffer Amber was very pleasant and attentive. Dining area was larger than most hotel breakfast areas; really happy to see they served Douwe Egbert coffee, our favorite coffee. Breakfast area was in a good sized dining area with pleasant decor consisting of hot waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, assorted cereals, etc. Good bed linens and choice of pillow firmness. Bathroom was small, but had plenty of area on vanity to store toiletries, etc. Room had a microwave and small refrigerator, which we liked and used. Bed could use more lighting for reading in bed. Overall, we were very pleased.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bellevue,Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stayed here for three days while working on plans for our ship's reunion next fall.
We had a very enjoyable stay and everyone was very friendly We had trouble with our door lock and Amber at the front desk got help to fix it in a quick and friendly manner.The room was clean and all that we needed and we also enjoyed Karen in the bar. All in all a great stay and we would stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Summit Hill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Stayed at the Comfort Inn North in Denver Pa last weekend and can’t say enough about the way they make us at home. The rooms are very clean and neat. They even had the heat on so we were comfortable when we got in. We were there for a sewing get together and they helped us bring in our equipment even though the young man that had done in it in previous years was out sick and they had to scramble to find help.
We look forward to coming back in the fall.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Denver Road, Exit 286, PA Turnpike, Denver, PA 17517 (Formerly Holiday Inn Lancaster County)
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Denver
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Denver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Comfort Inn of Lancaster County North 3*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Comfort Inn of Lancaster County North is centrally located among the rolling hills of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Adjacent to the Pennsylvania Turnpike (exit 286), we are just minutes to Lancaster and Reading's top attractions. Just outside our doors is Stoudt's Brewery, Adamstown's Antique Capital of the World, the Green Dragon Flea and Farmers' Market, and beautiful countryside dotted with small farming communities. Statement: This hotel is The Comfort Inn of Lancaster County North is a AAA Three Diamond property. We will be happy to serve you. ... more   less 
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